The Christchurch rebuild is driving a jump in the number of jobs advertised online.
Job advertisements on Trade Me's, online auction website, rose in the third quarter, underpinned by continued demand for construction project managers and supervisors in the Christchurch rebuild.
The number of job advertisements rose 12.3 per cent in the three months ended September 30, compared to a year earlier, the online auction site controlled by Fairfax said in a statement on Friday.
The increase was led by a 43.7 per cent rise in Canterbury listings.
"The Canterbury rebuild continues to underpin this growth," head of Trade Me jobs Pete Ashby said. "Early stage planning for jobs continued to increase but we've seen a real swing to more coal-faced rebuilding roles."
In the Canterbury region demand for construction project managers increased by 88 per cent, while supervisor roles surged 356 per cent.
Across New Zealand the top three sectors for listings growth were construction and architecture, up 94 per cent, healthcare gaining 49.9 per cent, led by an 81 per cent boost in nurses and midwives, and agriculture, fisheries and forestry rising 36.7 per cent.
In the regions, Auckland "provided some cause for concern" up 2.7 per cent, Ashby said.
"The City of Sales has typically been the employment engine room - this time last year the country was in the midst of a Rugby World Cup-inspired tourism and hospitality boom, so this has certainly weighed on employment numbers in this market," he said.
The lid on Wellington's public sector continues to slide listing down 2.5 per cent on a year ago. The capital was the only region to record a decrease.
The highest paid full-time jobs were IT Architects on $135,859, IT project management on $125,758 and doctors and specialists on $114,125.
Kitchen workers were the lowest paid on $31,957, bar staff and baristas on $33,193 and caregivers on $33,824.
Shares in Trade Me are unchanged on $4.09.